When scientist Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) reports a UFO near his North Pole research base, the Air Force sends in a team under Capt. Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) to investigate. What they find is a wrecked spaceship and a humanoid creature (James Arness) frozen in the ice.
January 25, 2021 Subject:
Amazing and clever film
A very suspenseful and entertaining film that clearly inspired many films to follow.
Reviewer:Soho Detective Agency
March 25, 2020 Subject:
Although John Carpenter's remake, The Thing, with its focus on horror is closer to the original story by John W. Campbell on which both films were based, its tone is very different from this nuanced, beautifully filmed 1951 hard science fiction film which explores ethics and implications and prefigures some ideas arising later in the environmental movement. Directed by Christian Nyby.
April 27, 2019 Subject:
I saw this movie when it came out in theaters. I was 6 yrs old and it scared the bejeebus out of me. Didn't sleep that night because I thought it was in my closet, waiting to get me, lol. It's still one of my favorites, and one of the best sci fi movies of all.
December 14, 2018 Subject:
The 'Real Thing' 1952 Version
Remakes of this classic do not compare to this version!
November 25, 2018 Subject:
Kenneth Tobey at his best.
This is one fine scifi movie. Until hologram made entertainment replaces film entertainment (just as talkies finished silent films) this movie will keep it's ability to enthrall those that choose to watch it. But then there will be third (3d) or more remakes of the story.
September 30, 2018 Subject:
Originals are the Best most of the time..
After growing up with the 2nd version I found this one but never watched til now.. Now that I've seen all 3 I like this one 2nd best.
September 16, 2018 Subject:
Still scares me today
This film scared me so much that i had nightmares as a child, and it still gives me the creeps to this day. I think it's the isolation, no one can help and this Thing wants to kill and eat you.
ps....The original movies are always the best in my terrified mind!
THANK YOU for making this film available.